Skip to comments.Neanderthals could talk, and it wasn’t the “Ooga Booga” you were expecting
Posted on 03/27/2021 4:28:09 AM PDT by PAUL09
Neanderthals could talk, and it wasn’t the “Ooga Booga” you were expecting
Homo sapiens have a preconceived notion of our Neanderthal ancestors as being so primitive that the only way they could communicate was by beating their chests and grunting now that we don’t live in caves and beat things with clubs. Neanderthal skull.
According to scientists who recently discovered some shocking facts about how Neanderthals communicated, this couldn’t be further from the truth. They most certainly had some sort of a language.
The ear structures in Neanderthal skulls showed that they were capable of picking up on the wavelengths associated with human language, even if it wasn’t as advanced as to how we talk now, which is presumably why those “so quick a caveman can do it” car insurance commercials exist.
“The study of audition in fossil hominids is of great interest given its relationship with intraspecific vocal communication…[but] less is known about the hearing abilities of the Neanderthals,” said a multidisciplinary team of researchers who were able to prove that what may seem like as a brute prototype of a human being was smarter than most of us might have thought. Their study was recently published in Nature Ecology & Evolution.
Neanderthals or Homo neanderthalensis are our closest predecessors. They are thought to have died out because they could not adapt to chasing smaller, swifter prey with their spears and growing vegetables after the megafauna (such as mammoths and woolly rhinos) they hunted died out.
Some argue that because Neanderthals interbred with modern humans, they are not technically extinct because their bloodline never really died out.
Many of us have a small percentage of Neanderthal blood running through our veins and don’t even know it.
“Some argue that because Neanderthals interbred with modern humans, they are not technically extinct because their bloodline never really died out.”
And this interbreeding gave us liberals and those of us that lean towards forever feuding tribal types of government.
The Neanderthals of today talk, so its no surprise those of the past could as well.
Their voices sounded like Joe Pesci. Although it hadn’t been invented yet, Neanderthal would walk around saying “pasta fagioli” just to crack themselves up.
Using the available parameters of surviving archeological skeletal sound production, what did the Neanderthals sound like?
Neanderthal would walk around saying “pasta fagioli” just to crack themselves up.
Or “va fungoul”
Oops...I said that when I was about 8 years old. My father was not pleased.
My limbic system knows how to speak neanderthal.
Grant money is forever. This will probably feed 50 “scientists” for the next 100 years.
Creepy Joe Biden is less advanced than a Neanderthal?
“Ooga booga” would be a step up for him.
From this faux archeology site:
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It cracked up us kids as we learned it from the Italian kids
Actually, being a “caveman” as opposed to being prey or freezing to death selected for intelligence and future orientation.
We know because we have the tapes, 8-tract of course.
Then there was the hand & arm gesture. I thought that was really cool...and occasionally resort to it today..and I’m a 77 year old grandma.
Isn’t the whole “cave man” and “prehistoric” meme just a phony construct, upon which to hang the whole Godless evolution lash-up? The Bible clearly describes the creation of mankind and everything else, and our journey right up to this moment; albeit, with a huge do-over in the Flood of Noah.
Can you say Mummy?? Of course they had a language.
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